The Southern Region Waste Management Office is supporting the local authority in changing attitudes to old and disused objects, while encouraging people to repurpose, donate, sell or repair items.
TEN local authorities, 23 events, 31 days, hundreds of books, thousands of reusable coffee cups plus any number of up-cycled clothes, furniture pieces and bicycles all add up to very little in terms of waste, but equate to a very busy Reuse Month 2017 in the Southern Region.
More people than ever are signing up for creative workshops, visiting inspiring exhibitions and investing in a reusable coffee cup or water bottle this October following the success of last year’s inaugural Reuse Month across the region’s ten local authorities.
Reuse Month is part of a nationwide initiative to change attitudes to old and disused objects, while encouraging people to repurpose, donate, sell or repair items.
Clare County Council is one of the ten local authorities hosting workshops, talks and demonstrations to inspire citizens to actively engage in reuse at a practical level.
Among the many events to be found on www.clarecoco.ie as part of Reuse Month 2017, is a Community Garden Up-cycling Workshop led by Mark Wilson, East Clare Community Co-op from 10am to 1pm on Saturday October 21, and Saturday October 28, 2017.
There will also be thought provoking and creative displays in public spaces; reuse book boxes in libraries and public offices all across the county; and a social media campaign that will keep people informed and engaged through Facebook and Twitter